Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory condition that affects many tissues and organs, but mainly attacks the joints.
Foot problems commonly develop in people with rheumatoid arthritis. These problems can often be more serious than in a healthy individual.
Rheumatoid arthritis can adversely affect tissues, organs and joints in the body. A large proportion of people with rheumatoid arthritis have the disease in their feet. This can cause pain, swelling, deformity and collapse of the structure of the foot. Deformity in the foot can lead to a number of difficulties. Corns and callus may appear over points of high pressure causing pain. Swelling may mean a person can no longer wear their usual style of footwear. The collapse of the structure of the foot may lead to a 'flat foot' that does not function well and leads to difficulty walking efficiently.
Your podiatrist aims to make your rheumatoid feet more comfortable by advising on suitable footwear, treating painful pressure areas with the removal of callus and corns. Orthotics (shoe inserts) can be provided to support the foot and help it to function better. Each of these things will allow you to remain as mobile as possible.
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Our clinics are open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, and 9am - 4pm on Saturday. We can usualy see you within 24 - 48 hours. Sometimes same-day appointments are available.
Manchester Podiatry offers a range of podiatry services that are suitable for all individuals. This means that whether young or old, amateur or elite athlete - Manchester Podiatry can help you!
Manchester Podiatry is a leading provider of quality podiatric assessment and treatment services in Manchester and Merseyside.
We are part of Chiropody.co.uk - We provide immediate access to a high quality, value for money bespoke podiatry service. Our podiatrists provide specialist treatments to meet the needs of individuals, case managers, solicitors, organisations, care homes, and sport teams.